I would like to have a new plugin created that will lock posts and pages from being viewed based on specific conditions.
There will be two parts to it:
Part a) To decide what would be blocked. Eg. All posts, all pages, specific ones, etc.
Part b) To decide the criteria and conditions on how to block it.
And to allow multiple of these.
“This freelancer had initially offered to do it in a little bit over a week for $273.97 back in mid August. Then the time length kept stretching longer... and longer... and longer. And the price kept increasing. I often argued on the price, but only gave in as some was done and I didn't wish to pay for an incomplete project.
Adherence to time was the worst part. It was finished in 2016 (for over double the proposal cost) when promised to be done by september 2014. I understand some delays but this was nuts. And most of this time was due to bug fixing. Bug after bug kept appearing. Even after fixing bugs other bugs popped up. And this freelancer was often not very fast at completing them.
I usually do not have so many issues with freelancers and it really is too bad. Initially he appeared to be out of the box in thinking, but then got a bit overly lazy unfortunately. I've had bigger projects done for cheaper and much faster by other programmers, and much more professionally and efficiently.
Also often when addressing bugs and issues with the code I had to walk through it carefully. I'd send detailed information on what I saw and he would still ask for me to point him to where it was even though I sent links. If I said on the main homepage he would ask "where is that?". And so on. The communication was exceptionally poor in addressing issues. The product was often broken, unworkable, and even made the site itself ineffective until I had fixed it up.
I will suggest for him to be more focused on the work that he does. It was obvious that the focus just wasn't there and that is why I think that the quality of work was significantly off. If he wishes to succeed in this line of work there needs to be more attention to quality and detail. Unfortunately in this case it just wasn't there, and due to the poor working relationship I will not rehire him.”
“Thank you for your feedback.
I would like to mention few points that my client missed.
1. The price and time frame were stretched due to change of project scope. Many more feature later after project started. And we increased the time and price mutually. I really have no idea why he is complaining about price.
2. Yes bug fixing took some time. The plugin was thoroughly tested and if any bugs found it was fixed.
3. Regarding "Initially he appeared to be out of the box in thinking, but then got a bit overly lazy..." Yes I was proactive initially but when I see he is pushing things into the same budget I stopped suggesting him any new features.
4. Regarding "and even made the site itself ineffective until I had fixed it up..." It's false that the client fixed any bug. I was working on his test server and and sometime while fixing bug the site became broken for couple of minutes. So what? What's the point of working on test server then.
One thing I must say to the client, If you want quality work you will need to spend $$$ and don't try to push things into a budget that is already fixed.
Here I realize one thing that Elance should have a system to rate clients as they can rate freelances.”
Freelancer Feedback Comments for Client:
“Instructions not very clear.
He will try to push more tasks in already discussed and fixed budget
At the end he will give bad feedback complaining about things that he never complained about while working with freelancer.
Freelancer be very careful working for him.
If there were any system to rate client I would have given him 0/5.”